Friday Speakers

Below is the planned list of talks for 2024.

A link to previous talks is here: Probus talks 1997-2023

Date Talk Speaker
05-Jan-24 Radio Classic Signature Tunes Malcolm Lewis
12-Jan-24 Coffee Morning. The life and works of Henry Purcell Tim Brain
19-Jan-24 What is Happening to America? Ron Jeffrey
26-Jan-24 AGM  
02-Feb-24 Makedo and Bodgeit! (tractor restoration) Alan Ward
09-Feb-24 Life of a Galley Slave George North
16-Feb-24 Elan Valley Mike Spittle
23-Feb-24 History of Limericks Mike Aggleton
01-Mar-24 Coventry, Alvis and the Iron Lung Adrian Padfield
08-Mar-24 Coffee morning. Marie Claire: Resistance Heroine Peter Seymour
15-Mar-24 Lost Railway journeys in Gloucestershire David Aldred
22-Mar-24 The Rocky Mountains of North America Geoff King
29-Mar-24 Good Friday – no meeting  
5-Apr-24 Conservation and Zoos Brian Bertram
12-Apr-24 History of Meccano Steve Briancourt
19 Apr 2024 Spring Lunch – RAU  
26 Apr 2024 Restoration of Cotswold Canals Barney Bruce
3 May 2024 Futurists and Futurology Pete Wright
10 May 2024 Flog it!- antiques & auctioneering Peter Ashburner
17 May 2024 Woodchester Mansion Dr Liz Davenport
24 May 2024 It’s in the Blood Michael Colley
31 May 2024 Defences of Southern England and West Country in WW2 Bill King
7 June 2024 Battle of Waterloo  Sally Ferrers
14 June 2024 Cirencester Waterways John Tiffney

21 June 2024

Mobile phone forensics & high tech witness work

Tony Sykes

28 June 2024

Serving Queen and Country in Zimbabwe 1991-3

Brian Hinton

5 July 2024

Garden party  

12 July 2024

Strong and Steady

Lindsey Johnson (NHS)

19 July 2024

The missing Link” – A417 at the Air Balloon

Carolyne Ferguson

26 July 2024 If it can go wrong, it will! Michael Woods
2 Aug 2024 tba  
9 Aug 2024 Rudyard Kipling Mike Bottomley
16 Aug 2024 Iceland Mike Spittle
23 Aug 2024 1346: Crécy Dr Gillian White